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National Weather Serivce updates storm forecast

From Roger Erickson, warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service, Lake Charles
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting strong to severe thunderstorms today and tonight across the region. Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threat right now, but a tornado threat will increase as the day goes on as well.

Sandbags at the Eunice City Barn Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Sandbags, sand available

St. Landry Parish Government is providing sandbags at the Yambilee Building, 1939 W. Landry St., Opelousas.
Residents must fill their own sandbags and should bring a shovel. Sand and bags will be available.
The location is open until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The site was opened due to the heavy rainfall Sunday and expected rain Wednesday.
Sandbags are also available at the Eunice City Barn on Bobcat Drive until 3 p.m. Tuesday, Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot said.

From The Eunice News files

The following are from the April 1997 files of The Eunice News.
The Eunice Junior Auxiliary was observing its 20th year. Charter members include Pat Bollich, Feetie Brown, Jackie Cashen, Kathleen Derbes, Louwanna DeVillier, Tot DeVillier, Lynette Feucht, Shelby LaHaye, Linda Husers, Laure LaHaye, Belle Manuel, Ann Regan and Janice Sikes. Becky Pucheu was credit in the story as being behind the start of Junior Auxiliary in Eunice.
Wesley and Jane Loewer were appointed as missionaries by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board. The Loewers were to live in Kenya.

Jeremy Alford

Dedicated funds to get a close look in session

Should the Legislature unlock the state’s dedicated funds to free up more money for the budget?
An affirmative answer is one of the war cries coming from Republicans in the House and Senate this session.
These are funds that, for one reason or another, were given special protections by the Legislature over the years, which means the money they’re holding cannot be accessed by lawmakers and used on other needs.

Mary Ellen Donatto makes a point at Wednesday’s personnel meeting of the St. Landry Parish School Board. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

School Board OKs contracts for 2 jobs

Contract wording for a construction manager and communication specialist were approved by the St. Landry Parish School Board Executive Committee Thursday.
The contracts presentsed by Superintendent Patrick Jenkins hit a snag in March when the committee asked that they be advertised.
In March, Jenkins indicated he had selected Don Simpson, a civil engineer of Zachary, who Jenkins said he worked with before becoming St. Landry Parish superintendent in October 2016.
Jenkins also said he had person to fill the communication job.

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